My background as a writer (magazines, newspapers and novels) has had a profound effect on my sensibilities as an artist.
My art tells stories of new worlds and experiences with vibrant, often saturated, color.
Layers of color affect a sense of depth -- nobody enjoys a flat story. And interesting shapes, be they floating or exacting, drive a sense of movement ... no one likes a stagnant storyline, either.
Balance is important. A painting might dazzle with its complexity, but, in my mind, should resolve in a satisfying way. I’ve always been a sucker for happy endings!